OPINION: Everyone wants clean elections…except CT Democrats.

Posted on April 26, 2024


If you had the chance to ensure that no fraud occurred in Connecticut elections, would you?

Recently, I witnessed 94 of my Democratic colleagues in the House of Representatives vote against a chance to restore integrity in our elections. Surprised? Don’t be. It was actually the second time in the same week that the majority of House Democrats voted against ensuring honesty in our statewide election process.

The Democrat’s first missed opportunity occurred when I proposed a logical amendment that

Early Voting 2024: What to Know

Posted on March 26, 2024


Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Early voting was approved by Connecticut voters in 2022. During the 2023 legislative session, the General Assembly authorized in-person early voting for elections held after April 1, 2024. Under this schedule, the first election utilizing early voting will be the Presidential Preference Primary on April 2, 2024.

The early voting dates for this election have been modified to reflect the Good Friday holiday and Easter Sunday. Early Voting will be held Tuesday, March 26

Perillo Supports Tax Credits for Farming Equipment – HB 5492

Posted on March 20, 2024


(HARTFORD) — On Wednesday, State Representative Jason Perillo (R-Shelton) submitted testimony in strong support of establishing a farm investment property tax credit to help farmers cover the cost of expensive machinery and equipment. During the public hearing before the Finance, Revenue, and Bonding Committee, Perillo voiced his support for proposed HB 5492 and echoed constituent concerns on making necessary upgrades to meet agricultural demands.

According to Perillo, the cost of farm machinery

Perillo Joins “Melissa in the Morning” to Talk Election Integrity – WICC 600

Posted on March 15, 2024


(HARTFORD) — On Friday, State Representative Jason Perillo (R-Shelton) talked election integrity and other Republican legislative goals on voting with WICC’s “Melissa in the Morning”. During the show, they discussed key bills this session that address election fraud concerns and attempt to repair Connecticut’s reputation following the fraud caught on video from the 2023 Bridgeport municipal election. Please see a clip of the interview below. Find the complete interview HERE.

Perillo Demands Penalties for Election Crimes – SB 390

Posted on March 13, 2024


(HARTFORD) — On Wednesday, State Representative Jason Perillo (R-Shelton) testified in support of Senate Bill 390, An Act Concerning Penalties for Election Crimes, which would implement penalties for certain election crimes, such as the crimes caught on video during the 2023 Bridgeport election. In his testimony, Perillo supports implementing 12-month sentences for certain crimes, such as stuffing absentee ballot drop-boxes, and other dishonest voting practices.

Perillo said, “Our state has a pattern

Perillo Extends Tax Benefits to Veterans – SB 345

Posted on March 7, 2024


(HARTFORD) — In Thursday’s public hearing before the Veteran’s and Military Affairs Committee, State Representative Jason Perillo (R-Shelton) testified in support of a bill extending military tax benefits to certain unqualified Korean War Veterans. Proposed by Perillo in response to a constituent concern, Senate Bill 345 “An Act Concerning the Period of the Korean Conflict and the Wartime Service Property Tax Exemption” allows veterans serving up until 1957 to now qualify for tax relief.


Perillo Defends Election Integrity Opposing Drive-Only License Bill

Posted on February 28, 2024


(HARTFORD) — On Monday, State Representative Jason Perillo (R-Shelton) testified in opposition of HB 5057 An Act Standardizing Drive-Only Licenses, which would permit the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to issue two types of driver’s licenses: one for driving-only and the other to drive AND to use for identification purposes…like voting.

Why it matters: this bill fails to differentiate drive-only licenses from standard driver’s licenses. If an illegal immigrant with an indistinguishable

Perillo Announces 2024 Legislative Priorities: Security & Service

Posted on February 2, 2024


Dear Friends and Neighbors,

This week, I joined my House Republican colleagues in unveiling our 2024 Legislative Priorities. Emphasizing Security & Service, our plan will maintain the state’s fiscal stability while making Connecticut a more affordable and safe place to live.

️ Why it matters: It is important to understand what issues we will be addressing as we approach the start of the legislative session on Wednesday, February 7th.

>> **Find our full plan HERE: securityandservicect.com** <<

Perillo and McGorty Address High Vehicle Accident Volume: Rt. 8 Shelton

Posted on January 30, 2024


As originally published by the Shelton Herald, By Brian Gioiele.

SHELTON — Route 8 through Shelton has been home to numerous major crashes — and several fatalities — over the years, and local emergency responders say excessive speed and distracted drivers are the main cause.

Shelton Fire Chief Francis T. Jones III said the fire crews responded to 102 incidents along Route 8 in Shelton, north and southbound, in 2023, with 79 of those being motor vehicle crashes. Of those accidents, five required

2024 Major Issues Report Released

Posted on January 17, 2024


Recently, the Office of Legislative Research (OLR) released their 2024 Major Issues Report, highlighting what issues we may address during the upcoming Legislative Session.

I encourage you to take a look at this report to better understand the most pressing issues we expect to discuss in our committees, public hearings, and in the House chambers during session.

> For the COMPLETE report by OLR, click the link HERE. <

For additional questions about 2024 Legislative Session expectations, please never